- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

SANFORD, N.C. (AP) - Archaeological experts will be at the House in the Horseshoe Historic Site to discuss what’s buried underneath the home that Tories attacked in 1781.

Experts such as Jacob Turner will talk about who lived at the site and what they left behind. Turner is a doctoral candidate at UNC Greensboro who conducted a two-year-long excavation of the house. He’ll discuss the tools he used, what he found, and those relics are preserved.

Artifacts will be displayed.

The house was first owned by Philip Alston, whose band of Whigs was attacked in 1781 by Tories. Later, four-term Gov. Benjamin Williams lived in the house, which now features antiques of the colonial and Revolutionary War eras.

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